Freshmen need their own campus

Staff Editorial

December 8, 2017

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All students can attest to the hallmark experience of attending New Trier West as freshmen, then transitioning to New Trier East for the remaining three years of high school. We can also agree that the separation of freshmen and...

Apparently enough is never enough

Michelle Yurovsky

December 8, 2017

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I haven’t had a phone since Sept 25. I wish I could say that I had an epiphany and simply got rid of it. Sorry to disappoint, but that’s not the case. Long story short, my phone broke, I got in trouble shortly after, and it...

I don’t have to respect your opinion

Mia Sherin

December 8, 2017

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“You don’t have to agree with me. You just have to respect my opinion,” someone said, cutting off our discussion. I force a smile, realizing that we are both too stubborn to have any sort of breakthrough with the other,...

We should be helping people to help people, not to feel good about ourselves

Rebecca Lee

December 1, 2017

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Every year for the past seventeen years, the senior class has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a deserving family. The year-long fundraising efforts, from Lunch on the Lawn to the Winter Carnival, succeed...

Stop shaming people for getting sleep

Staff Editorial

December 1, 2017

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“Sleep shaming” is an issue endemic to New Trier. It seems a peculiar ritual as students lament how little sleep they got as the teacher hands out the test, each aspiring to out-do their friends in a vicious cycle that harms...

Why I watch Fox News

Arjun Thakkar

December 1, 2017

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Drop your pitchforks, guys. I’m still a human being. I’ve been pretty apolitical this year, preferring to lighten tense situations by cracking a cringey joke or two, and I still strive for that goal. But with how chaotic...

Islam: the misunderstood religion

Husnain Raza

November 10, 2017

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With the increasing trend of Islamic terrorism through the world and closer to home in the United States, it has become essential to better understand a religion that over a billion people worldwide practice. However, with...

I’m an only child, not a lonely child

Michelle Yurovsky

November 10, 2017

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If there’s one thing I’ve noticed at New Trier, and the rest of my life, there don’t seem to be a whole lot of only children. Many times, the assumption is that there’s a hush hush reason for why parents chose to have...

Proposed development will benefit Northfield

Staff Editorial

November 10, 2017

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On Nov. 6, The Northfield Plan & Zoning Commission decided to not make any recommendation at this time in regards to the proposed multi-family residential planned unit development on Winnetka Road. When the committee reconvenes...

Female students at New Trier say #UsToo

Staff Editorial

November 3, 2017

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Several weeks ago, The New York Times and The New Yorker published allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct from multiple women against prominent producer Harvey Weinstein. What began as a revelation about one man’s gross...

We need less homework, not meditation

Mia Sherin

November 3, 2017

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Sometimes, school feels like death. Actually, a lot of the time. The hallways seem to be teeming with zombies weaving from class to class, everyone running on coffee and sleep deprivation. Or if you’re like me and are too weak-willed...

Running the risk of injury

Arjun Thakkar

November 3, 2017

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Sports are dangerous, and people get hurt. That’s just the unfortunate reality of competitive physical activity. When we picture injuries, we think of professional athletes and how their injuries impact a team’s success....